An artery that carries deoxygenated blood from heart to the lungs. They are the only arteries (other than umbilical arteries in the fetus) that carry deoxygenated blood.. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulmonary_artery http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

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uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, human_reference_atlas

definition
  • An artery that carries deoxygenated blood from heart to the lungs. They are the only arteries (other than umbilical arteries in the fetus) that carry deoxygenated blood..
depicted by
  • https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/db/Alveoli_diagram.png
external definition
  • One of two arteries, leaving from the heart, the left one supplying the left lung and the right one supplying the right lung. [TFD][VHOG]
  • Major artery which supplies blood to the lungs.[AAO]
has exact synonym
  • pulmonary arterial tree
  • pulmonary arterial tree organ part
has related synonym
  • arteria pulmonalis
  • truncus pulmonalis
  • pulmonary arterial subtree
homology notes
  • On the other hand, in the sister clade of the actinopterygians, the sarcopterygians, the gill circulation is supplemented with lung ventilation. As a result, the pulmonary artery and vein and a functional ductus arteriosus arose as a major evolutionary innovation from the sixth arch, giving the organism a flexible shunt to balance blood supply to and from gills and lungs according to environmental conditions.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0002012
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606
taxon notes
  • In the human heart, the pulmonary trunk (pulmonary artery or main pulmonary artery) begins at the base of the right ventricle. It is short and wide - approximately 5 cm (2 inches) in length and 3 cm (1.2 inches) in diameter. It then branches into two pulmonary arteries (left and right), which deliver deoxygenated blood to the corresponding lung[WP]